Archaeological sites of Saaremaa

On this page, you can find the research papers, reports, and maps regarding the archaeological sites of Saaremaa. These sites are represented here in alphabetical order.

Archaeological pass of Kaali (in Estonian): here.

Bome, H.; Markus, K. (2005). Karja church – the smallest ‘cathedral’. (EST: Karja kirik – kõige väiksem “katedraal”).  Kunstiteaduslikke Uurimusi / Studies on art and architecture, 14 (4), 9−51.

Read the ENG conclusion (p. 47-51): here.

Take a look at the drawings of the findings of the Karja cemetery: here.

Mägi, M. (2005). Mortuary houses in Iron Age Estonia. Estonian Journal of Archaeology, 93−131.

Read the article: here.

Mägi, M. (2004). The mortuary house at Lepna on southern Saaremaa. In: Archaeological Fieldworks in Estonia = Arheoloogilised välitööd Eestis 2003 (45−60). Tallinn: Muinsuskaitseamet.

Read the article: here.

Mägi, M.; Rudi, A. (1999). New Stone Circle Graves at Piila Cemetery, Saaremaa. In: Archeological fieldwork in Estonia = Arheoloogilised välitööd Eestis 1998 (39−49). Tallinn: Muinsuskaitseamet.

Read the article: here.

Lõugas, V. (1990). Archaeological Excavations of Pöide (Kahutsi) Stronghold in 1990. (EST: Pöide (Kahutsi) maalinna arheoloogilised kaevamised 1990. a.)

Read the report (EST): here.

Lõugas, V.; Lõugas-Mägi, M. (1992-1993). Report of the 1992 Excavations of Pöide Stronghold. (EST: Pöide maalinna 1992. a. kaevamiste aruanne.)

Read the report (EST): here.

Mägi, M. (2014, 2020). The Burial and Cult Site of Saunamäe. Report on the Excavations of 2012-2014. (EST: Saunamäe kalme ja kultuskoht. Kaevamiste aruanne 2012-2014.) Tallinn University. Copenhagen-Tallinn. 

Read the report (EST): here

Mägi, M.; Allmäe, R.; Riiel, R.; Karro, K.; Limbo-Simovart, J. (2015). Archaeological excavations at Bronze Age grave and 6th – 10th century cult site at Saunamäe, Tõnija-Põlluküla, southern Saaremaa. Arheoloogilised välitööd Eestis = Archeological fieldwork in Estonia, 2014, 79−96.

Read the article: here.

Mägi, M. (2001). Probable cult site beside the Tõnija tarand-grave on the Island of Saaremaa. In: Archaeological Fieldworks in Estonia = Arheoloogilised välitööd Eestis 2000 (48−55). Tallinn: Muinsuskaitseamet.

Read the article: here.

Mägi, M. (2002). Archaeological fieldwork around Tõnija and Rõõsa on Southern Saaremaa. In: Archaeological Fieldworks in Estonia = Arheoloogilised välitööd Eestis 2002 (56−64).  Tallinn: Muinsuskaitseamet.

Read the article: here.

Mägi, M. (2004). “…Ships are their main strength.” Harbour sites, arable lands and chieftains on Saaremaa. Estonian Journal of Archaeology, 8 (2), 128−162. 

Read the article: here.

Mägi, Marika (2005). Viking Age harbour site at Tornimäe, eastern Saaremaa. In: Arheoloogilised välitööd Eestis = Archaeological Fieldwork in Estonia (65−75). Tallinn: Muinsuskaitseamet. 

Read the article: here.

Mägi, M. (2020). Before the hill fort of Valjala was built. Landing places and graves along the Lõve River in Saaremaa. Arheoloogilised välitööd Eestis = Archeological fieldwork in Estonia, 2019, 69−78.

Read the article: here.

Mägi, M.; Malve, M. & Toome, T. (2019). Early Christian burials at Valjala churchyard, Saaremaa. Archaeological Fieldwork in Estonia, 2018, 93−118.

Read the article: here.

Mägi, M. (2008). Facing the sea. In: Lilja, S. (Ed.). Leva vid Östersjöns kust. En antologi om naturförutsätningar och resursutnyttjande pa bada sidorav Östersjön ca 800-1800. (82−103). Södertörns Högskola.

Read the article: here.

Price, D. T.; Peets, J.; Allmäe, R.; Maldre, L.; Price, N. (2020). Human remains, context, and place of origin for the Salme, Estonia, boat burials. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, 58. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaa.2020.101149.

Read the article: here.

Peets, J.; Allmäe, R.; Maldre, L.; Saage, R.; Tomek, T.; Lõugas, L. (2013). Research results of the Salme ship burials in 2011–2012. Arheoloogilised välitööd Eestis = Archeological fieldwork in Estonia, 2012, 43−60.

Read the article: here.

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